We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Gaura lindheimeri is a new plant for me. This one is nicknamed "Whirling Butterflies."
These are perennials (depending on winter temperatures), hybrids of a North American wildflower. Drought tolerant, prefers full sun, blooms all summer. Perfect border plant. They come in white or pink.
The only thing in life more charming than a well-structured and well-designed perennial border is a well-structured, well-designed girl.
Sam L. ... You have the right idea. Every morning these days when I wake up, I wonder what outrage against decency will be perpetrated by That Person in the White House. It's always something. Today, it's little 'addenda' to the White house blog page of sappy Obama vignettes added to the official biographies of past Presidents all the way back to Lyndon Johnson. This scales the heights of absurdities that That Person offers every day. His conceit has elevated from common or garden narcissism into malignant narcissism. He no longer can self-censor. I don't mind if he hurts himself, but I fear he is reaching the stage of hurting other innocent people.
Thank God there are still pretty flowers left in the world.